Woman grabbed by South Asian suspect while walking during early morning hours in Surrey

SURREY RCMP are investigating an incident in which a a woman walking in the area of 144th Street and 76th Avenue at approximately 5:16 a.m. on Sunday (May 20) was grabbed by the arm and groped by a male suspect who was passing in the opposite direction. The woman fought back and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a South Asian male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 5’7″ tall, with a medium built, with short facial hair. Suspect is possibly associated to a brown or grey Sedan.

Surrey RCMP Investigative Service Officers are leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Investigators are hoping someone may have spotted a similar looking person in this area and will come forward with that information. Any detail, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be what solves a crime.

Surrey RCMP are providing tips to the community regarding personal safety precautions:

  • Don’t take short cuts. Use main routes, avoid lanes, forested or secluded areas.
  • Walk with friends.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will be back.
  • Phone home when leaving a friend’s house and say when you will be home.
  • Don’t assist strangers.
  • Trust your instincts and your feelings.
  • Phone if you are going to be delayed, or if your plans change.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca